Caribbean Beef Patties

On 14th November 2014, This was Dinner

I have a good friend at work who is Anglo-Caribbean and regularly brings in some delicious patties from her local deli, although I am quite adept at forgetting them and leaving them in the work fridge which then gets me into BIG trouble. I was hoping to recreate them here.


  • finely chop an onion
  • bash and finely chop a garlic clove
  • peel & cut up a potato into small cubes
  • cut up a carrot into small cubes
  • pick a couple of thyme sprigs
  • beat an egg
  • preheat the oven to 200ºc (fan)
  • line a baking sheet with parchment
  • get minced beef, hot sauce, shortcrust pastry, tomato purée, turmeric, oil & seasoning ready


Heat the oil in a pan and add the onion & garlic to soften.

Add the beef and brown it, breaking it down as you go.

Add the potato and carrot along with the tomato purée, thyme, turmeric and a small cup of water. Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes.

Remove the lid and add the hot sauce and cook for a a little longer. Leave to cool.

Roll out the pastry and cut into rounds. Divide the cooled mince between the pastry rounds.

Add a little turmeric to the beaten egg and brush the edges then fold over and seal. Pop on the tray and brush all over with the egg. Stick a knife in the top to create a small hole.

Cook for about 20-25 minutes.

I wasn’t sure that these were going to be any good as the recipe looked quite basic but they were very good both hot and cold. I would have loved to have took one in for Jacci after the weekend for her valued opinion but we couldn’t leave them alone.


A quick update before posting – Jacci says they look great but don’t look like Carribean patties they look more like Cornish Pasties – which is true – you can’t win them all!!!

The BBC Good Food recipe is here.

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